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Blood money - victims speak out on the Infected Blood scandal

01 October 2018
A new inquiry is set to look at the decades of secrecy shrouding the use of contaminated blood in Britain. Thousands died as a result of being given blood that experts knew was infected with Hepatitis C. Sadie Robinson spoke to those fighting for justice

Pay figures show scale of institutional racism in NHS

28 September 2018
Shocking new statistics have revealed the scale of institutional racism within the health service.

Strikes keep up pressure against NHS outsourcing

25 September 2018
Health workers across Kent began a five-day strike against a dangerous new form of privatisation on Monday.

As the Infected Blood Inquiry begins - campaigners call for truth and justice

24 September 2018
An inquiry into the infected blood scandal began on Monday. Thousands of people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after being given contaminated blood during the late 1970s and 1980s. More than 2,800 have died.

NHS strikes against outsourcing set to take place in Kent and York

17 September 2018
Health workers are stepping up the fight against a dangerous new form of privatisation that threatens the NHS

East London health trust drops racist ID checks after protest

13 September 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after east London’s biggest trust hospitals trust partially backed down over checking patients’ immigration status

More battles over the new form of health privatisation

04 September 2018
The Unison union is calling on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS trust to halt its plans to hand hundreds of NHS staff over to a wholly-owned subsidiary company.

Protest against hostile health practice that targets migrants

04 September 2018
Health campaigners plan to protest outside the annual general meeting of Barts Health NHS Trust on Wednesday of next week.

Use NHS and you could be deported, migrants told

21 August 2018
The Tories are trying to use the NHS as a back-door vehicle for deportations. Socialist Worker has seen two examples of how it works—and there are likely to be more.

Health workers celebrate a win over privatisation at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust

21 August 2018
Hundreds of health workers at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust were celebrating last week after bosses dumped plans to outsource their jobs.

Privatisation as NHS faces cash crisis

07 August 2018
Richard Branson’s Virgin empire is involved in the NHS

Pay round up: Health workers demand poor pay deal is reopened

31 July 2018
NHS workers are demanding unions reopen a shoddy pay deal that was cobbled together by the Tories and trade union leaders.

Tory NHS racism exposed by health workers

24 July 2018
NHS workers are handing back medals they won for fighting the Ebola crisis in west Africa.

Reports round-up: Ambulance strike, Oil walkouts, Living Wage strikes and more

24 July 2018
Chagossians—people exiled from their homes on the island of Chagos in 1966—held a two-day protest in Trafalgar Square last weekend (see above).

LETTERS: Turkey’s ban on Pride shows Erdogan fears a united fight

17 July 2018
On Sunday 2 July the Turkish state crushed Istanbul’s LGBT+ Pride celebrations for the third year in a row.

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers

17 July 2018
Tens of thousands of health workers will be forced to wait up to eight months for thousands of pounds promised by the Tories and union leaders.

Wigan hospital strikes force bosses to drop outsourcing plans

06 July 2018
Strikes by health workers in Wigan have forced bosses to withdraw plans to outsource hundreds of jobs. But there are more battles to come.

Wigan hospital strikers join tens of thousands on march for NHS

30 June 2018
Workers fighting privatisation in Wigan joined the big demonstration in central London to mark the NHS's 70th anniversary

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

30 June 2018
Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people take to the streets to defend the NHS

30 June 2018
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the NHS at 70 national demonstration in central London this Saturday.

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